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Advocacy

CAN - 'Bringing Beaches Back to Life': The First Nations Restoring Ancient Clam Gardens

In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive

Pacific Northwest
Property

OR - We Know Climate Change Set the Conditions for Oregon Fires. Did It Stoke the Flames, Too?

The extreme weather conditions that led into the Labor Day weekend wildfires were unlike anything Oregon’s seen before but could become more frequent.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Gillnetters Approve, Anglers Reel at Columbia River Salmon Policy Change

A recent update to the state’s Columbia River salmon management policy to change harvest allocations and allow commercial gillnetting on the main stem has anglers reeling.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

OR - 2 Critical Dams Survive Santiam Fire Intact

Detroit and Big Cliff dams are structurally intact and operational following a wildfire that destroyed much of the surrounding area.

Pacific Northwest
Tourism

OR - Beginning of Rockaway Beach: N. Oregon Coast History Includes Science Mystery

Like superheroes, Oregon coast towns have their origin stories, too. Yet not every one of them includes a much sought-after science mystery of sound.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

WA - Sunlight Beach Dike Repairs Needed to Mitigate Flooding

Storms have eroded the dike in recent years, and it needs repairs to protect nearby properties.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - NATURAL GAS: If Lawsuits Don't Kill Ore. LNG Terminal, Pandemic Might

An embattled liquefied natural gas export project in Oregon is facing yet another pitfall — an economic crisis spurred by a pandemic.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

CAN - It Will Take More Than Fishery Closures to Rebuild Steelhead Fish Population: UBC Researcher

The closure of net fisheries would increase the chances of a steelhead population recovery in the Thompson and Chilcotin Rivers, but it’ll take more than that to rebuild a fish population that may soon be extinct, according to a UBC researcher.

Pacific Northwest
Property

WA - An Earthquake-Generated Tsunami Could Quickly Inundate Parts of Washington State, New Simulation Shows

Parts of Washington State could be inundated with water if a major earthquake struck offshore and generated a tsunami, according to new simulations by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Pacific Northwest
Federal

USA - Navy, State Clash Over Increased Testing That Could Harm Whales, Marine Life

BREMERTON — Navy and state leaders are at odds over a proposed rule for military testing in Puget Sound and coastal waters of Washington that allows the increased potential to harass and harm marine life, including the endangered and fragile Southern Resident orca population.

Pacific Northwest
Science

USA - Taking Stock of Salmon Survival, Dams and Science

Federal agencies required a minimum criteria of 96 percent of spring-migrating and 93 percent of summer-migrating juvenile salmon had to survive passage over Lower Granite Dam, located in southeastern Washington.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

CAN - Largest Shoreline Cleanup on Central B.C. Coast

VICTORIA—B.C.’s central coast, including the Great Bear Rainforest, are the focus of a partnership aimed at ridding shorelines or marine debris.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

OR - Coastal Sediment a Challenge During Quakes, Tsunamis

People don’t generally think about how important sand and mud are in the context of our coastal communities and recreation areas, but in essence, sediments are what shape our coast.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

USA - Federal Government Releases Its Operational Plan for the Columbia River System Dams

PENDLETON — A final plan impacting the Columbia River system released earlier this month has some anglers and conservationists still looking for more answers.

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